Tennis star Peng Shuai says her accusation against former Chinese party leader was a ‘huge misunderstanding’

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says there has been a “huge misunderstanding” over a post in which she made a sexual assault accusation against a former Chinese party leader. In her first interview with a Western media outlet, she again denied accusing anyone of sexual assault. After the post last year was removed, she wasn’t […]

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Australian Open 2022: Martina Navratilova criticises ban on ‘Where is Peng Shuai?’ t-shirts

Retired tennis star Martina Navratilova blasted a decision by Australian Open organisers to ban T-shirts supporting Chinese player Peng Shuai Security staff had on Friday asked spectators trying to enter the grounds to remove T-shirts saying “Where is Peng Shuai?”. Ms Peng disappeared for weeks after accusing a top Chinese official of sexual misconduct in […]


Women’s Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

The Women’s Tennis Association has announced the immediate suspension of all tournaments in China amid concern for Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. Peng, 35, disappeared from public view for three weeks after accusing a top Chinese official of sexual assault. WTA chief Steve Simon said he had “serious doubts” that Peng was “free, safe and […]

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Peng Shuai: Chinese tennis professional claims to be ‘safe’ in video call with IOC chief

Peng Shuai, the 35-year-old Chinese tennis professional, said she was “safe and well” following speculation about her apparent disappearance, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday. Peng had a 30-minute video call with IOC chief Thomas Bach, who was joined by Emma Terho, the head of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, and an IOC member […]